Correlates of missed HIV appointments in low-resource settings: a study from Uganda
Conclusions: Targeting future rehabilitation studies for PLHIV around feelings of depression and around physical inactivity could be important in achieving optimal HIV treatment adherence.PMID:33787457 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1895235 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Davy Vancampfort Peter Byansi Philip B Ward James Mugisha Source Type: research

HIV and aging among adults aged 50 years and older on antiretroviral therapy in Eswatini
Conclusions: OPLHIV should be screened for NCDs, and services for NCDs should ideally be integrated with HIV services. While all participants had controlled HIV, this study highlights the need for strategies that facilitate OPLHIV's HIV service utilisation. With the increasing numbers of OPLHIV, these issues cannot be ignored.PMID:33685372 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1887301 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Tiffany G Harris Sarah Fl ören Joanne E Mantell Rejoice Nkambule Nomthandazo G Lukhele Bongiwe Prudence Malinga Rhinos Chekenyere Altaye Kidane Source Type: research

Women living with HIV in Nigeria: Predictive influence of hardiness on perceived stress
This study used a cross-sectional design. A systematic sampling technique was used to recruit 748 participants from three selected hospitals in Niger State. The perceived stress scale and the health-related hardiness scale were used for data collection. A total of 676 questionnaires were returned in usable form and were analysed using hierarchical regression analysis.Results: Pearson's correlation analysis showed that there is a statistically significant association between perceived stress and subscales of hardiness (p
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Aliyu Adamu Gugu Mchunu Joanne Rachel Naidoo Source Type: research

Strategies of coping with the effects of HIV/AIDS in Chinamhora communal lands, Goromonzi rural district, Zimbabwe
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):70-78. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872665.ABSTRACTThis qualitative study assesses the impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural households in Chinamhora communal lands, explores the coping strategies of these rural households and establishes possible interventions towards improving their coping strategies. The study comes at a time when deaths from HIV/AIDS have reduced dramatically in Zimbabwe and beyond, yet people in rural areas continue to be highly predisposed to HIV-related illness and death. A case study design was used in this study and the researcher selected a sample of 61 household heads using ...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Wilberforce Kurevakwesu Source Type: research

Women's perspectives on relationship dynamics with their partners and their role in HIV acquisition, HIV disclosure, hormonal contraceptive uptake, and condom use
Discussion: Relationship dynamics affected decision-making for contraceptive and condom use, as well as serodisclosure for the women living with HIV in the study. All women reported challenges with consistent condom use with their male partners, although contraceptive use was generally more acceptable. Women included their partners in their decision-making concerning contraceptive use when they were supportive.PMID:33685375 | PMC:PMC7987225 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1872664 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: John C Chapola Kendra Hatfield-Timajchy Agatha K Bula Stacey Hurst Lameck Chinula Athena P Kourtis Jennifer H Tang Source Type: research

"Out there it's YOLO": Youth perspectives on a mass media HIV- and gender-based violence campaign in South Africa
This article discusses youth reception of a mass media HIV/AIDS prevention campaign targeting gender inequality. Applying social cognitive theory to the analysis of focus group data highlights three interrelated challenges to encouraging positive self-efficacy in gender-based violence and HIV prevention: (1) HIV/ AIDS-related media saturation; (2) AIDS messaging fatigue; and (3) challenges reconciling popular youth culture with gender equity messaging. The article recommends public health and social justice organisations consider a flexible approach to the ideological or behavioural congruence of potential celebrity ambass...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Gavin Robert Walker Source Type: research

Determinants of loss to follow-up among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria
Conclusion: In our study, male gender, enrolment year 2005 to 2008, no change in first-line ART and nevirapine-based therapy were more likely to be associated with LTFU.PMID:33685377 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1874444 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Farouq Muhammad Dayyab Fahad Mukhtar Garba Iliyasu Abdulrazaq Garba Habib Source Type: research

Exploring male condom use among women in South Africa: a review of the literature
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):6-14. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872663.ABSTRACTThe male condom is the most cost-effective method for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), yet in high-burden countries, promotion of its use remains difficult to achieve, especially among high-risk individuals. This review reports on women's perspectives of male condom use and identifies outcome measures that will assist in understanding barriers to male condom use in a South African setting. The Boolean search method was used to retrieve literature, from which 18 studies met the inclusion criteria. The use of th...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Rivesh Maharajh Firoza Haffejee Source Type: research

Mobile applications for sexual encounters accessed by men who have sex with men: Information on sexually transmitted infection
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):88-92. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1874443.ABSTRACTWe evaluated existing mobile applications (apps) on both Android and iOS (Apple) platforms that are used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to obtain sexual encounters. The word "gay" was used to search for apps in the Apple and Google Play virtual stores. The 10 most downloaded apps were analysed concerning safe sexual practices (SSP) messages. Out of 245 apps selected, 213 were evaluated - 102 for Android and 111 for iOS. Mostly social networks were accessed by MSM of which 112 allow access to people aged 14 and over. Most of the a...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Janice Fran ça Queiroz Kleyton Santos de Medeiros Ayane Cristine Alves Sarmento Ana Luisa Fernandes Vital Beatriz Stransky Ana Katherine Gon çalves Source Type: research

HIV and aging among adults aged 50 years and older on antiretroviral therapy in Eswatini
Conclusions: OPLHIV should be screened for NCDs, and services for NCDs should ideally be integrated with HIV services. While all participants had controlled HIV, this study highlights the need for strategies that facilitate OPLHIV's HIV service utilisation. With the increasing numbers of OPLHIV, these issues cannot be ignored.PMID:33685372 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1887301 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Tiffany G Harris Sarah Fl ören Joanne E Mantell Rejoice Nkambule Nomthandazo G Lukhele Bongiwe Prudence Malinga Rhinos Chekenyere Altaye Kidane Source Type: research

Women living with HIV in Nigeria: Predictive influence of hardiness on perceived stress
This study used a cross-sectional design. A systematic sampling technique was used to recruit 748 participants from three selected hospitals in Niger State. The perceived stress scale and the health-related hardiness scale were used for data collection. A total of 676 questionnaires were returned in usable form and were analysed using hierarchical regression analysis.Results: Pearson's correlation analysis showed that there is a statistically significant association between perceived stress and subscales of hardiness (p
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Aliyu Adamu Gugu Mchunu Joanne Rachel Naidoo Source Type: research

Strategies of coping with the effects of HIV/AIDS in Chinamhora communal lands, Goromonzi rural district, Zimbabwe
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):70-78. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872665.ABSTRACTThis qualitative study assesses the impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural households in Chinamhora communal lands, explores the coping strategies of these rural households and establishes possible interventions towards improving their coping strategies. The study comes at a time when deaths from HIV/AIDS have reduced dramatically in Zimbabwe and beyond, yet people in rural areas continue to be highly predisposed to HIV-related illness and death. A case study design was used in this study and the researcher selected a sample of 61 household heads using ...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Wilberforce Kurevakwesu Source Type: research

Women's perspectives on relationship dynamics with their partners and their role in HIV acquisition, HIV disclosure, hormonal contraceptive uptake, and condom use
Discussion: Relationship dynamics affected decision-making for contraceptive and condom use, as well as serodisclosure for the women living with HIV in the study. All women reported challenges with consistent condom use with their male partners, although contraceptive use was generally more acceptable. Women included their partners in their decision-making concerning contraceptive use when they were supportive.PMID:33685375 | PMC:PMC7987225 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1872664 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: John C Chapola Kendra Hatfield-Timajchy Agatha K Bula Stacey Hurst Lameck Chinula Athena P Kourtis Jennifer H Tang Source Type: research

"Out there it's YOLO": Youth perspectives on a mass media HIV- and gender-based violence campaign in South Africa
This article discusses youth reception of a mass media HIV/AIDS prevention campaign targeting gender inequality. Applying social cognitive theory to the analysis of focus group data highlights three interrelated challenges to encouraging positive self-efficacy in gender-based violence and HIV prevention: (1) HIV/ AIDS-related media saturation; (2) AIDS messaging fatigue; and (3) challenges reconciling popular youth culture with gender equity messaging. The article recommends public health and social justice organisations consider a flexible approach to the ideological or behavioural congruence of potential celebrity ambass...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Gavin Robert Walker Source Type: research

Determinants of loss to follow-up among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria
Conclusion: In our study, male gender, enrolment year 2005 to 2008, no change in first-line ART and nevirapine-based therapy were more likely to be associated with LTFU.PMID:33685377 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1874444 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Farouq Muhammad Dayyab Fahad Mukhtar Garba Iliyasu Abdulrazaq Garba Habib Source Type: research

Exploring male condom use among women in South Africa: a review of the literature
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):6-14. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872663.ABSTRACTThe male condom is the most cost-effective method for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), yet in high-burden countries, promotion of its use remains difficult to achieve, especially among high-risk individuals. This review reports on women's perspectives of male condom use and identifies outcome measures that will assist in understanding barriers to male condom use in a South African setting. The Boolean search method was used to retrieve literature, from which 18 studies met the inclusion criteria. The use of th...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Rivesh Maharajh Firoza Haffejee Source Type: research

Mobile applications for sexual encounters accessed by men who have sex with men: Information on sexually transmitted infection
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):88-92. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1874443.ABSTRACTWe evaluated existing mobile applications (apps) on both Android and iOS (Apple) platforms that are used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to obtain sexual encounters. The word "gay" was used to search for apps in the Apple and Google Play virtual stores. The 10 most downloaded apps were analysed concerning safe sexual practices (SSP) messages. Out of 245 apps selected, 213 were evaluated - 102 for Android and 111 for iOS. Mostly social networks were accessed by MSM of which 112 allow access to people aged 14 and over. Most of the a...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Janice Fran ça Queiroz Kleyton Santos de Medeiros Ayane Cristine Alves Sarmento Ana Luisa Fernandes Vital Beatriz Stransky Ana Katherine Gon çalves Source Type: research

HIV and aging among adults aged 50 years and older on antiretroviral therapy in Eswatini
Conclusions: OPLHIV should be screened for NCDs, and services for NCDs should ideally be integrated with HIV services. While all participants had controlled HIV, this study highlights the need for strategies that facilitate OPLHIV's HIV service utilisation. With the increasing numbers of OPLHIV, these issues cannot be ignored.PMID:33685372 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1887301 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Tiffany G Harris Sarah Fl ören Joanne E Mantell Rejoice Nkambule Nomthandazo G Lukhele Bongiwe Prudence Malinga Rhinos Chekenyere Altaye Kidane Source Type: research

Women living with HIV in Nigeria: Predictive influence of hardiness on perceived stress
This study used a cross-sectional design. A systematic sampling technique was used to recruit 748 participants from three selected hospitals in Niger State. The perceived stress scale and the health-related hardiness scale were used for data collection. A total of 676 questionnaires were returned in usable form and were analysed using hierarchical regression analysis.Results: Pearson's correlation analysis showed that there is a statistically significant association between perceived stress and subscales of hardiness (p
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Aliyu Adamu Gugu Mchunu Joanne Rachel Naidoo Source Type: research

Strategies of coping with the effects of HIV/AIDS in Chinamhora communal lands, Goromonzi rural district, Zimbabwe
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):70-78. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872665.ABSTRACTThis qualitative study assesses the impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural households in Chinamhora communal lands, explores the coping strategies of these rural households and establishes possible interventions towards improving their coping strategies. The study comes at a time when deaths from HIV/AIDS have reduced dramatically in Zimbabwe and beyond, yet people in rural areas continue to be highly predisposed to HIV-related illness and death. A case study design was used in this study and the researcher selected a sample of 61 household heads using ...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Wilberforce Kurevakwesu Source Type: research

Women's perspectives on relationship dynamics with their partners and their role in HIV acquisition, HIV disclosure, hormonal contraceptive uptake, and condom use
Discussion: Relationship dynamics affected decision-making for contraceptive and condom use, as well as serodisclosure for the women living with HIV in the study. All women reported challenges with consistent condom use with their male partners, although contraceptive use was generally more acceptable. Women included their partners in their decision-making concerning contraceptive use when they were supportive.PMID:33685375 | PMC:PMC7987225 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1872664 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: John C Chapola Kendra Hatfield-Timajchy Agatha K Bula Stacey Hurst Lameck Chinula Athena P Kourtis Jennifer H Tang Source Type: research

"Out there it's YOLO": Youth perspectives on a mass media HIV- and gender-based violence campaign in South Africa
This article discusses youth reception of a mass media HIV/AIDS prevention campaign targeting gender inequality. Applying social cognitive theory to the analysis of focus group data highlights three interrelated challenges to encouraging positive self-efficacy in gender-based violence and HIV prevention: (1) HIV/ AIDS-related media saturation; (2) AIDS messaging fatigue; and (3) challenges reconciling popular youth culture with gender equity messaging. The article recommends public health and social justice organisations consider a flexible approach to the ideological or behavioural congruence of potential celebrity ambass...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Gavin Robert Walker Source Type: research

Determinants of loss to follow-up among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria
Conclusion: In our study, male gender, enrolment year 2005 to 2008, no change in first-line ART and nevirapine-based therapy were more likely to be associated with LTFU.PMID:33685377 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1874444 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Farouq Muhammad Dayyab Fahad Mukhtar Garba Iliyasu Abdulrazaq Garba Habib Source Type: research

Exploring male condom use among women in South Africa: a review of the literature
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):6-14. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872663.ABSTRACTThe male condom is the most cost-effective method for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), yet in high-burden countries, promotion of its use remains difficult to achieve, especially among high-risk individuals. This review reports on women's perspectives of male condom use and identifies outcome measures that will assist in understanding barriers to male condom use in a South African setting. The Boolean search method was used to retrieve literature, from which 18 studies met the inclusion criteria. The use of th...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Rivesh Maharajh Firoza Haffejee Source Type: research

Mobile applications for sexual encounters accessed by men who have sex with men: Information on sexually transmitted infection
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):88-92. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1874443.ABSTRACTWe evaluated existing mobile applications (apps) on both Android and iOS (Apple) platforms that are used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to obtain sexual encounters. The word "gay" was used to search for apps in the Apple and Google Play virtual stores. The 10 most downloaded apps were analysed concerning safe sexual practices (SSP) messages. Out of 245 apps selected, 213 were evaluated - 102 for Android and 111 for iOS. Mostly social networks were accessed by MSM of which 112 allow access to people aged 14 and over. Most of the a...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Janice Fran ça Queiroz Kleyton Santos de Medeiros Ayane Cristine Alves Sarmento Ana Luisa Fernandes Vital Beatriz Stransky Ana Katherine Gon çalves Source Type: research

HIV and aging among adults aged 50 years and older on antiretroviral therapy in Eswatini
Conclusions: OPLHIV should be screened for NCDs, and services for NCDs should ideally be integrated with HIV services. While all participants had controlled HIV, this study highlights the need for strategies that facilitate OPLHIV's HIV service utilisation. With the increasing numbers of OPLHIV, these issues cannot be ignored.PMID:33685372 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1887301 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Tiffany G Harris Sarah Fl ören Joanne E Mantell Rejoice Nkambule Nomthandazo G Lukhele Bongiwe Prudence Malinga Rhinos Chekenyere Altaye Kidane Source Type: research

Women living with HIV in Nigeria: Predictive influence of hardiness on perceived stress
This study used a cross-sectional design. A systematic sampling technique was used to recruit 748 participants from three selected hospitals in Niger State. The perceived stress scale and the health-related hardiness scale were used for data collection. A total of 676 questionnaires were returned in usable form and were analysed using hierarchical regression analysis.Results: Pearson's correlation analysis showed that there is a statistically significant association between perceived stress and subscales of hardiness (p
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Aliyu Adamu Gugu Mchunu Joanne Rachel Naidoo Source Type: research

Strategies of coping with the effects of HIV/AIDS in Chinamhora communal lands, Goromonzi rural district, Zimbabwe
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):70-78. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872665.ABSTRACTThis qualitative study assesses the impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural households in Chinamhora communal lands, explores the coping strategies of these rural households and establishes possible interventions towards improving their coping strategies. The study comes at a time when deaths from HIV/AIDS have reduced dramatically in Zimbabwe and beyond, yet people in rural areas continue to be highly predisposed to HIV-related illness and death. A case study design was used in this study and the researcher selected a sample of 61 household heads using ...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Wilberforce Kurevakwesu Source Type: research

Women's perspectives on relationship dynamics with their partners and their role in HIV acquisition, HIV disclosure, hormonal contraceptive uptake, and condom use
Discussion: Relationship dynamics affected decision-making for contraceptive and condom use, as well as serodisclosure for the women living with HIV in the study. All women reported challenges with consistent condom use with their male partners, although contraceptive use was generally more acceptable. Women included their partners in their decision-making concerning contraceptive use when they were supportive.PMID:33685375 | PMC:PMC7987225 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1872664 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: John C Chapola Kendra Hatfield-Timajchy Agatha K Bula Stacey Hurst Lameck Chinula Athena P Kourtis Jennifer H Tang Source Type: research

"Out there it's YOLO": Youth perspectives on a mass media HIV- and gender-based violence campaign in South Africa
This article discusses youth reception of a mass media HIV/AIDS prevention campaign targeting gender inequality. Applying social cognitive theory to the analysis of focus group data highlights three interrelated challenges to encouraging positive self-efficacy in gender-based violence and HIV prevention: (1) HIV/ AIDS-related media saturation; (2) AIDS messaging fatigue; and (3) challenges reconciling popular youth culture with gender equity messaging. The article recommends public health and social justice organisations consider a flexible approach to the ideological or behavioural congruence of potential celebrity ambass...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Gavin Robert Walker Source Type: research

Determinants of loss to follow-up among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria
Conclusion: In our study, male gender, enrolment year 2005 to 2008, no change in first-line ART and nevirapine-based therapy were more likely to be associated with LTFU.PMID:33685377 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1874444 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Farouq Muhammad Dayyab Fahad Mukhtar Garba Iliyasu Abdulrazaq Garba Habib Source Type: research

Exploring male condom use among women in South Africa: a review of the literature
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):6-14. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872663.ABSTRACTThe male condom is the most cost-effective method for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), yet in high-burden countries, promotion of its use remains difficult to achieve, especially among high-risk individuals. This review reports on women's perspectives of male condom use and identifies outcome measures that will assist in understanding barriers to male condom use in a South African setting. The Boolean search method was used to retrieve literature, from which 18 studies met the inclusion criteria. The use of th...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Rivesh Maharajh Firoza Haffejee Source Type: research

Mobile applications for sexual encounters accessed by men who have sex with men: Information on sexually transmitted infection
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):88-92. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1874443.ABSTRACTWe evaluated existing mobile applications (apps) on both Android and iOS (Apple) platforms that are used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to obtain sexual encounters. The word "gay" was used to search for apps in the Apple and Google Play virtual stores. The 10 most downloaded apps were analysed concerning safe sexual practices (SSP) messages. Out of 245 apps selected, 213 were evaluated - 102 for Android and 111 for iOS. Mostly social networks were accessed by MSM of which 112 allow access to people aged 14 and over. Most of the a...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Janice Fran ça Queiroz Kleyton Santos de Medeiros Ayane Cristine Alves Sarmento Ana Luisa Fernandes Vital Beatriz Stransky Ana Katherine Gon çalves Source Type: research

HIV and aging among adults aged 50 years and older on antiretroviral therapy in Eswatini
Conclusions: OPLHIV should be screened for NCDs, and services for NCDs should ideally be integrated with HIV services. While all participants had controlled HIV, this study highlights the need for strategies that facilitate OPLHIV's HIV service utilisation. With the increasing numbers of OPLHIV, these issues cannot be ignored.PMID:33685372 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1887301 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Tiffany G Harris Sarah Fl ören Joanne E Mantell Rejoice Nkambule Nomthandazo G Lukhele Bongiwe Prudence Malinga Rhinos Chekenyere Altaye Kidane Source Type: research

Women living with HIV in Nigeria: Predictive influence of hardiness on perceived stress
This study used a cross-sectional design. A systematic sampling technique was used to recruit 748 participants from three selected hospitals in Niger State. The perceived stress scale and the health-related hardiness scale were used for data collection. A total of 676 questionnaires were returned in usable form and were analysed using hierarchical regression analysis.Results: Pearson's correlation analysis showed that there is a statistically significant association between perceived stress and subscales of hardiness (p
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Aliyu Adamu Gugu Mchunu Joanne Rachel Naidoo Source Type: research

Strategies of coping with the effects of HIV/AIDS in Chinamhora communal lands, Goromonzi rural district, Zimbabwe
Afr J AIDS Res. 2021 Mar;20(1):70-78. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2021.1872665.ABSTRACTThis qualitative study assesses the impacts of HIV/AIDS on rural households in Chinamhora communal lands, explores the coping strategies of these rural households and establishes possible interventions towards improving their coping strategies. The study comes at a time when deaths from HIV/AIDS have reduced dramatically in Zimbabwe and beyond, yet people in rural areas continue to be highly predisposed to HIV-related illness and death. A case study design was used in this study and the researcher selected a sample of 61 household heads using ...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Wilberforce Kurevakwesu Source Type: research

Women's perspectives on relationship dynamics with their partners and their role in HIV acquisition, HIV disclosure, hormonal contraceptive uptake, and condom use
Discussion: Relationship dynamics affected decision-making for contraceptive and condom use, as well as serodisclosure for the women living with HIV in the study. All women reported challenges with consistent condom use with their male partners, although contraceptive use was generally more acceptable. Women included their partners in their decision-making concerning contraceptive use when they were supportive.PMID:33685375 | PMC:PMC7987225 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1872664 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: John C Chapola Kendra Hatfield-Timajchy Agatha K Bula Stacey Hurst Lameck Chinula Athena P Kourtis Jennifer H Tang Source Type: research

"Out there it's YOLO": Youth perspectives on a mass media HIV- and gender-based violence campaign in South Africa
This article discusses youth reception of a mass media HIV/AIDS prevention campaign targeting gender inequality. Applying social cognitive theory to the analysis of focus group data highlights three interrelated challenges to encouraging positive self-efficacy in gender-based violence and HIV prevention: (1) HIV/ AIDS-related media saturation; (2) AIDS messaging fatigue; and (3) challenges reconciling popular youth culture with gender equity messaging. The article recommends public health and social justice organisations consider a flexible approach to the ideological or behavioural congruence of potential celebrity ambass...
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Gavin Robert Walker Source Type: research

Determinants of loss to follow-up among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria
Conclusion: In our study, male gender, enrolment year 2005 to 2008, no change in first-line ART and nevirapine-based therapy were more likely to be associated with LTFU.PMID:33685377 | DOI:10.2989/16085906.2021.1874444 (Source: African Journal of AIDS Research)
Source: African Journal of AIDS Research - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Authors: Farouq Muhammad Dayyab Fahad Mukhtar Garba Iliyasu Abdulrazaq Garba Habib Source Type: research